Computerworld and KMD had invited to this year’s Computerworld run which took place in Lautrupparken in Ballerup just outside Copenhagen. Approximately 1000 people working in the IT industry in Denmark participated in the well-arranged event which was blessed by the sun who managed to find a slot in-between two rainy days.
Codehouse participated with three teams made up of eager developers who managed to put aside Sitecore, MVC, Umbraco, C#, CMS, .NET, web applications etc. and slip on their running shoes and an enthusiastic approach. Unfortunately a couple of cancellations arrived very close to race day which eventually led to the reduction of two teams to only three runners to do the 4 x 2.5 km. These technicalities weren’t enough to shake the remaining Codehouser’s who made up the three teams with rather geeky names:
- In Pursuit of Dr. Zoidberg
- The Codehouse Nabaztags
As time would tell none of the Codehouse teams made it to either victory or any of the podium places. Instead they ended up as number 48, 83 and 104, respectively, with the times 51:09, 53:27 and 54:37. Just to compare, the winning team ran in 33:55 which means that they approximately 2 minutes faster for every kilometer! However, it might be noted that the winning team consisted of runners competing for the national team and that none of them worked with IT. So the real IT winners came from PFA Pension and did the more human time of 38:01.
All the participants from Codehouse came home with yet another great experience – and most of them with sore muscles from using other parts of their body than the mouse-arm.
Thanks to all the Codehouser’s participating and thanks to Computerworld for putting together a great event.